Skadden has announced that Jeremy London, 51, has been selected to succeed the firm’s current executive partner, Eric J. Friedman, in April 2024. Mr. London, a corporate partner in Skadden’s Washington, D.C. office, started his career at the firm as a summer associate in 1996.
In addition to becoming a leading transactional attorney, Jeremy has held multiple leadership roles at the firm, including currently serving as chair of the firm’s Client Engagement Committee, which oversees the firm’s global client intake and conflict processes, and previously serving on its partner Compensation Committee.
The third executive partner in Skadden’s 75-year history, Mr. Friedman assumed the role in 2008, at the age of 43, succeeding Robert C. Sheehan, who led the firm for the prior 14 years.
“Jeremy is an outstanding lawyer, highly capable leader and trusted colleague who embodies our firm’s core values, including our commitment to superior client service,” said Mr. Friedman. “The partnership has made an excellent choice in selecting Jeremy as our next executive partner, and I am certain that under his stewardship Skadden will continue to thrive as one of the world’s leading law firms.”
“Through his steadfast leadership, Eric Friedman has personified our values, enriched our culture and positioned us for ongoing success. I am honored to step into this role next April, and I look forward to working with Eric during the transition period, and with all of my partners to best serve our clients, support our colleagues and position them for success, and continue to attract the top talent in the legal industry,” said Mr. London.